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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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EPUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/31/2012
Program Overview:
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Ventilation, Moisture Barrier
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Weatherization: up to $4,000
Heat Pumps: up to $7,500
Maximum Incentive:Weatherization: $4,000
Heat Pumps: $7,500
Terms:Rate: 0%
Weatherization Repayment: up to 48 months
Heat Pumps: up to 60 months
Web Site:

Emerald People's Utility District (EPUD) has two different loan programs to help residential customers improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Through the Weatherization Loan Program residents can borrow up to $4,000 with zero interest, and receive an added incentive of up to $500, to install insulation in the attic, floor, and walls, add appropriate ventilation, install a moisture barrier, wrap hot water pipes, seal ducts, and weatherstrip windows and doors. The first step to obtaining a weatherization loan is to call Emerald Energy Services (EES) and schedule an energy analysis. An energy analyst will visit the home to help determine what energy saving measures are needed.

The Heat Pump Loan Program provides EPUD's residential customers with zero-interest loans of up to $7,500. To qualify for this loan, air source heat pumps must be Energy Star certified or at least an 8.5 Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) for split units and 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) for split systems. Geothermal heat pumps must  have a Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 3.0 or higher. State and Federal tax credits are also available for the installation of qualifying heat pumps.  

EES is working with the Housing Authority and Community Services agency of Lane County to weatherize low-income customers' homes. Qualifying households can have the costs of weatherization covered up to 100%.

For more information on all programs, interested customers should consult the program web site or contact Energy Services at (541) 746-1583.

  Customer Service - EPUD
Emerald People's Utility District
33733 Seavey Lp Rd
Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: (541) 746-1583
Phone 2: (800) 422-4086
Fax: (866) 284-7953
Web Site:
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